PPE is designed to protect employees from serious workplace injury or illness resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards that cannot be eliminated. PPE is a supplementary form of protection when hazards have not been controlled through engineering or administrative controls. PPE includes a variety of garments and equipment such as goggles, coveralls, gloves, vests, earplugs, and respirators. PPE, when used properly, protects against hazards but does not eliminate them. Individual standards may require specific PPE.

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Personal Protective Equipment – certificate of completion available through OR-OSHA

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Personal Protective Equipment website
Fact Sheet: Personal Protective Equipment

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